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Clyde Gaw
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Interview with a Finnish Foreign Exchange Student
After viewing an art exhibition this evening with my son, we ran into one of his high school friends who just happened to have in tow with her a young visitor from Finland. I found out our visitor is attending a popular suburban high school here in the Midw...
After viewing an art exhibition this evening with my son, we ran into one of his high school friends who just happened to have in tow with her a young visitor from Finland. I found out our visitor is attending a popular subur...
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On High Stakes Testing The 20% Of Children With Mental Illness....
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, twenty percent of children  (actually 21%)  have a mental illness of one sort or another. 20% is a big number! Illnesses like post traumatic stress syndrome, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder,...
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, twenty percent of children (actually 21%) have a mental illness of one sort or another. 20% is a big number! Illnesses like post traumatic stress syndrome, panic disorder,...
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Before They Were "Hoosiers for Quality Education" They Went By Another Name.....
H4QE is funded by a lot of deep pockets outside of Indiana. If this group is advocating for quality education for all Hoosier school children, why are have they supported candidates and policies responsible for pressuring teachers and administrators to teac...
H4QE is funded by a lot of deep pockets outside of Indiana. If this group is advocating for quality education for all Hoosier school children, why are have they supported candidates and policies responsible for pressuring tea...
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We need to start a boycott of these people's business interests....
Never intended to become a parent advocate until I watched the great schools in my little town come under attack. The more I learned about what was happening the more I read. The more I read the more I saw how what is happening here is tied to towns across not only New Jersey, but the country.
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Children's Cognitive Development Impaired By Corporate Oligarchs!
Molding Minds For Tomorrow! If we could paint a picture of the travesty taking place in American Public Education today, it might look like the above picture. It is Spring Time in America and high stakes standardized tests are on the school menu for million...
Molding Minds For Tomorrow! If we could paint a picture of the travesty taking place in American Public Education today, it might look like the above picture. It is Spring Time in America and high stakes standardized tests ar...
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Pence and Indiana State Board of Education Power-Grab Seeks To Overturn Authority Voters Entrusted To Glenda Ritz
There is no question. Two bills introduced this week in the Indiana State General Assembly, HB1486 authored by Rep. Jeff Thompson and SB1 are all about transferring authority of the Indiana Department of Education to the politically appointed body of the In...
There is no question. Two bills introduced this week in the Indiana State General Assembly, HB1486 authored by Rep. Jeff Thompson and SB1 are all about transferring authority of the Indiana Department of Education to the poli...
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On Warping of Curricula and Immorality of Testing
In the last post, Claire and Liam describe the psycho-emotional abuse they endured as a result of forced participation in high stakes standardized testing.  In this dynamic discussion held at the Indianapolis Marion County Public Library, participants discu...
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"I'll just be the girl who got a three, or the girl who got a one, or the girl who threw up because she was so nervous."
More evidence on negative affects to cognitive and physiological development caused by standardized high stakes testing. In their own words, elementary students Claire and Liam: "We all have to do the same thing at the same time. The kids all learn like tha...
More evidence on negative affects to cognitive and physiological development caused by standardized high stakes testing. In their own words, elementary students Claire and Liam: "We all have to do the same thing at the same...
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Who's Behind Children's Training To Become World Class Test Takers?
There is a fourth wheel of government accountable to no one. It is the big, big monied elites. They control   significant numbers of politicians. They influence legislative initiatives. They control the mass media and public information . The Billionaires C...
There is a fourth wheel of government accountable to no one. It is the big, big monied elites. They control  significant numbers of politicians. They influence legislative initiatives. They control the mass media and public i...
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My Letter To The Indiana State Board of Education
Dear Indiana State Board of Education, The roots of cognitive science, the science of mind, brain and learning, have been in existence since Socrates, Plato and Aristotle spoke and wrote on such matters over 2500 years ago.  Research in cognitive science an...
Dear Indiana State Board of Education, The roots of cognitive science, the science of mind, brain and learning, have been in existence since Socrates, Plato and Aristotle spoke and wrote on such matters over 2500 years ag...
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On the Rigor of the Common Core and Fidelity of High Stakes Testing
Touting the CCSS version of standardized education with lots of rigor and fidelity as a cure-all for what ails American public education is a charade!  More and better standardized educational experience (rigor) that will be controlled and measured with hig...
Touting the CCSS version of standardized education with lots of rigor and fidelity as a cure-all for what ails American public education is a charade!  More and better standardized educational experience (rigor) that will be ...
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Art Teacher
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I've done a lot....parenting, business entrepreneur, teaching, coaching, factory laborer, writing, researching, rough framing carpentry, professional painting, professional cooking, sculpting, landscaping, professional dishwashing, event facilitator.
Employment
  • Public Education
    Art Teacher, 1984 - present
    Coach, teacher, researcher, writer, inspirationist, artist, facilitator, advocate.
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Tagline
Preventing future failures of imagination is an important line of work. That's what I do.
Introduction
There is a lot to tell, but too little time or space to tell it. I am a public education advocate. Learning is not a simple matter of inputs equal outputs. What is happening to the brain during the learning process is just as important as the content that is being considered by the learner. Because the education of the imagination is just as vital as other realms of the cognitive domain, I am an art education advocate. I accept no money from anyone. If you are interested in a picture to advocate for public education, you have my permission to use images from the Education Reform Illustrated blog. On the idea of quality: There is such a thing as quality, and then there are qualities of quality. Art education is science education. Art education is a complex job that overlaps with history, engineering, mathematics, linguistics, biology, psychology, chemistry, anthropology, mythology, philosophy, sociology, cognitive science and semiotics. Semiotics is a field of study I am interested in. Semiotics is a way of thinking about how organisms perceive and interpret information and communicate. In semiotics, anything can be a sign. All organisms interpret signs. Words are signs. Words have powerful meaning. Images are signs. Images have powerful meaning. In this blog, I intend to use words and images to communicate and provide understanding of the crime that has been committed against the American People that is corporate education reform.
Bragging rights
I have spent over 30 years teaching in K-12 classrooms in rural and urban settings with heterogeneous learning groups. I know what I am talking about.
Education
  • Indiana University
    Humanities
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